Two congresswomen made a bipartisan call for companies to take action to comply with a newly operative U.S. law intended to block the import of goods made with Uyghur forced labor.
The remarks underscored Congressional concern over enforcement of a law that presumes goods with ties to Xinjiang, the home region of China’s Uyghur minority, have been made with forced labor. The law, which went into effect last month, gives U.S. Customs and Border Protection the power to stop their import.
Reps. Jennifer Wexton (D., Va.) and Young Kim (R., Calif.) on Friday said more needs to be done to stop the trade in goods whose production might involve human-rights violations, and expressed impatience with companies that say it is difficult to comply with the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act.
This article was originally posted on the Wall Street Journal.